Occupational risk factors in Parkinson's disease.

  title={Occupational risk factors in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Joseph King Ching Tsui and Donald B. Calne and Youbin Wang and Michael Schulzer and Stephen A Marion},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  volume={90 5},
BACKGROUND An apparent excess of teachers and healthcare workers among the Parkinson's disease patients of a large tertiary care movement disorders clinic suggested the hypothesis that high exposure to viral (or other) respiratory infections in these occupations might be a risk factor for Parkinson's disease. METHODS A case-control study of the association between occupation and Parkinson's disease was conducted. Cases (414) were all Parkinson's disease patients seen at the University of… CONTINUE READING
21 Citations
37 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 21 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 37 references

A large Sasketchewan kindred with Lewy Body Parkinson ’ s disease : Exclusion of 4 q 21 - 23 , Yp - pseudoautosomal region and dopamine beta - hydroxylase locus

  • K Isozumi, J Kaplan, Deng H-X
  • Can J Neurol Sci
  • 1997

Mutation in the alpha - synuclein gene identified in families with Parkinson ’ s disease

  • MH Polymeropoulos, C Lavedan, E Leray
  • Science
  • 1997

Parkinson ’ s disease concordance in early male monozygotic and dizygotic twins

  • CM Tanner, R Ottman, JH Ellenberg
  • Neurology
  • 1997

Mapping of a gene for Parkinson ’ s disease to chromosome 4 q 21 - q 23

  • MH Polymeropoulos, JJ Higgins, LI Golbe
  • Science
  • 1996

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…